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Equator completes Yorkhill Children’s Foundation’s site

first_img Howard Lake | 29 August 2002 | News Equator completes Yorkhill Children’s Foundation’s site  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Glasgow-based Equator agency has completed its work on the children’s charity’s Web site.It is still possible to acquire a professionally designed Web site for free or at least low cost. The agency donated its Web design services to the foundation. Joan McLeod from the Yorkhill Foundation said: “the Web site will make a significant difference to the way we raise funds and communicate with our supporters.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Chartered Institute of Marketing launches group for charity sector marketers

first_img The Chartered Institute of Marketing will next month launch a new group to spport marketers working the charity and not-for-profit sector. The group will be steered by a committee of CIM marketers from the commercial and third sector, and will be charited by Professor Ian Bruce CBE, Founder and President of Centre For Charity Effectiveness, at Cass Business School.The group will be for marketers who are directly or indirectly working to deliver marketing communication activities, campaigns, fundraising initiatives and services for the charity sector. It is designed to help share good practice between charities, housing associations, universities, independent schools, and philanthropic businesses, with the aim of improving charities’ marketing effectiveness.The group will be launched in London on 14 May. The event will include a keynote speech from Georgie Fienberg, Founder and International Director of AfriKids, about the use of marketing communications to fuel charity profile and growth. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Chartered Institute of Marketing launches group for charity sector marketers About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “Marketing is the ideal business method to keep charities focused on their beneficiaries as well as their donors but it is under-utilised. Charities are missing a trick”, said Professor Ian Bruce CBE.The Chartered Institute of Marketing charity group will be launched at Cass Business School at 6.30 on 14 May. Tickets are £10. Howard Lake | 24 April 2013 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Lynne Stewart: Free

first_imgTaken from a Jan. 2, 2014, audio column at prisonradio.org.Lynne StewartBy the time you read this, Lynne Stewart, New York’s people’s lawyer, will be home, sleeping in her own bed, in the company of her beloved husband, Ralph Poynter, and their children and grandchildren.It has been a long and tortured haul — from judge to judge, from bias to hatred (with no small amount of jealousy, we might add) — to punish Stewart, not because of her words in the press, but because of her advocacy on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, the dispossessed, the targeted and the powerless.She was the lawyer you got if you were in trouble, broke or both.She and Ralph toiled in New York for years to make sure people had at least a shot when they entered the icy courtrooms of New York, the anterooms of prisons and perdition.Lynne is ill, yes; but her spirit is fine. She knows that her family — and the extended family of activists near and far — love her.As she rests and recuperates with her family, we unite to hope that this season is but the first of many, many, many more.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 3, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Val DolciniU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini today announced that producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices starting Dec. 7, 2015, to sign contracts to enroll in coverage for 2016. The enrollment period will continue until Aug. 1, 2016.“The choice between ARC and PLC is completed and remains in effect through 2018, but producers must still enroll their farm by signing a contract each year to receive coverage,” said Dolcini.Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office to schedule an appointment to enroll. If a farm is not enrolled during the 2016 enrollment period, producers on that farm will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should crop prices or farm revenues fall below the historical price or revenue benchmarks established by the program.The two programs were authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and offer a safety net to agricultural producers when there is a substantial drop in prices or revenues for covered commodities. Covered commodities include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice (which includes short grain and sweet rice), safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat. Upland cotton is no longer a covered commodity. For more details regarding these programs, go to www.fsa.usda.gov/arc-plc.For more information, producers are encouraged to visit their local FSA office. To find a local FSA office, visithttps://offices.usda.gov.The ARC and PLC programs were made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past six years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for taxpayers. Since enactment, USDA has made significant progress to implement each provision of this critical legislation, including providing disaster relief to farmers and ranchers; strengthening risk management tools; expanding access to rural credit; funding critical research; establishing innovative public-private conservation partnerships; developing new markets for rural-made products; and investing in infrastructure, housing and community facilities to help improve quality of life in rural America. For more information, visitwww.usda.gov/farmbill. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Expert: EPA’s Decision On RFS Is Statement On Greenhouse Gas EmissionsNext articleLivestock Show Improvements Planned for Indiana State Fair Gary Truitt SHARE USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2016last_img read more

What we’re reading: coronavirus death tolls continue to rise, “Parasite” makes history at The Oscars

first_imgTwitter Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Linkedin ReddIt Alexandra Preusser Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department. Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Facebook printCoronavirus death tolls continue to rise in ChinaChina reported an increase in new virus cases Monday, suggesting that isolating major cities and implementing other disease control measures are not working, according to AP News.The mainland death toll rose to 908, and 3,062 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to Chinese government authorities. The death toll has now passed the 774 who died from the 2002-03 epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).The Lunar New Year in China was also extended to discourage travel and reduce the spread of the virus.In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, centre, wearing a protective face mask waves as he inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at neighbourhoods in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China reported a rise in new virus cases on Monday, possibly denting optimism that its disease control measures like isolating major cities might be working, while Japan reported dozens of new cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship. (Pang Xinglei/Xinhua via AP)Best Picture winner makes history at the Oscars “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars Sunday night, according to NBC News. In addition to the academy’s top prize, “Parasite” won three other awards: Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director.This victory symbolized the “increasingly multinational voting body’s taste for international films and dynamism of South Korean cinema” and showed that Hollywood is receptive to nontraditional projects. Twittercenter_img Facebook Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing a protective face mask speaks to residents as he inspects the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at a neighbourhoods in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China reported a rise in new virus cases on Monday, possibly denting optimism that its disease control measures like isolating major cities might be working, while Japan reported dozens of new cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship. (Pang Xinglei/Xinhua via AP) ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Bong Joon-Ho, the director of “Parasite”, after winning Best Picture.(The Academy, Twitter)Facebook settles for $550 million in Illinois lawsuit Facebook agreed to settle a lawsuit brought on behalf of millions of Illinois residents who claimed that the site violated their biometric privacy rights, according to Fox News. The suit was one of more than 400 filed against technology companies in the past five years. Illinois has a biometric privacy law that allows people to sue if companies did not get consent before receiving the consumer data. The case was brought to courtrooms in Illinois and California for about five years before the announcement of the $550 million settlement, which came days after the U.S. Supreme Court denied to hear arguments for the case. FILE- This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among the billions of Facebook users who use the site to keep up with friends. And like millions of others, the three men shared their own photographs and were “tagged” in other snapshots posted by friends, sometimes at the urging of the site’s suggested tag feature. But their Illinois addresses put the trio’s names atop a lawsuit against Facebook and led to a landmark $550 million settlement last month. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)Sanders, Buttigieg clash in New Hampshire Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg are looking to narrow the Democratic field to two candidates after they both finished strong in the Iowa caucuses, according to the New York Times.The candidates’ decision to treat the upcoming New Hampshire primary was evident over the weekend. Sanders called out Buttigieg for depending on campaign contributions from the wealthy, while Buttigieg does not think voters know the true cost of Sanders’ policy ambitions. The New Hampshire primary is set for this Tuesday.Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., shake hands on stage Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before the start of a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Linkedin TCU Gives Day raises money for scholarships and department funds Previous articleMen’s tennis drops third-straight matchNext articleAddRan College searches for new dean Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit + posts last_img read more

Karnataka HC Wants State To Modify State Level Committee Constituted To Supervise Covid-19 Hospitals As It Failed To Discharge Its Duties [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Wants State To Modify State Level Committee Constituted To Supervise Covid-19 Hospitals As It Failed To Discharge Its Duties [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber26 Sep 2020 8:30 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has asked the state government to consider modifying the constitution of the State Level Expert Committee constituted based on the directions issued by the Supreme Court to supervise Covid-19 Hospitals, on finding out that it has not discharged its duties properly. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has asked the state government to consider modifying the constitution of the State Level Expert Committee constituted based on the directions issued by the Supreme Court to supervise Covid-19 Hospitals, on finding out that it has not discharged its duties properly. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar on going through the report submitted by the committee noted that “The data published by the State Government of the number of cases reported every day will show that the cases in the entire State and in particular, the city of Bengaluru are on the rise. We, therefore, expected that the State Level Committee which is appointed as per the directions of the Apex Court will play a very proactive role. The report submitted by the Member Secretary shows that the State Level Committee has not discharged its duties.” The court rejected the report submitted by the committee which suggested that in terms of providing amenities and facilities, there are no deficiencies in any of the COVID-19 hospitals in the State. The court noted “This tall claim made by the State Level Committee cannot be accepted for the simple reason that there is nothing placed on record that a large number of hospitals in all the districts were visited with a view to ascertain whether adequate facilities are available.” The bench reminded the government that “Right to lead a healthy life is a part of the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. A period of six months has gone by after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the State of Karnataka. The situation is that the cases are on steady rise and in fact, in some areas, the same are multiplying. In the context of the fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the State Government to ensure that periodic checks are made in all the COVID hospitals recognized by the State Government. If the State Level Committee and the District Level Committees are not able to perform their duties, it is for the State Government to modify the constitution of the said Committees so that they become very active.” Accordingly it directed the government to immediately take a call on activating the State Level Committee and the District Level Committees for ensuring that they perform their duties. To come out with a programme or scheme which will ensure that availability of adequate infrastructure and facilities in all the private COVID hospitals in the State is monitored regularly. The government has to come with a concrete solution on this aspect by September 28. Oxygen Availability in hospitals. The court has also directed the state government to respond on the status of availability of adequate oxygen in the State and the issue of escalation of price of the oxygen cylinders. The direction was issued after advocate Shridhar Prahu informed the court that during the last few days, there is a shortage of supply of oxygen in the State and as a result, the prices of oxygen cylinders have skyrocketed. He urged that some steps will have to be taken for price control inasmuch as if the cost of oxygen increases, the cost of treatment of COVID-19 will also increase. Payment of Wages to Pourakarmikas Court has directed the state government to ensure that 27 Urban local bodies (ULBs) pay full wages up-to-date to the pourakarmikas within a maximum period of 15 days. If any of the ULBs fail to pay wages by this timeline, the State Government will have to step-in and ensure that full wages are paid to the pourakarmikas. In regards to insurance amount to be paid to family members of the deceased Pourakarmikas the court said “It is recorded that 11 deaths of pourakarmikas have been reported in 9 ULBs across the State and instructions have been issued to the concerned ULBs to forthwith pay Rs.30 Lakhs compensation to the families of the deceased. The State Government shall ensure that the amount of Rs.30 Lakhs is released to the families of the deceased at the earliest and submit a report to the Court.” In respect of insurance amount to be paid to the family members of pourakarmika who was deputed at Covid care centre, the court said if the New India Assurance Company takes unreasonable time in releasing the amount, the State Government can move the court so that an appropriate direction can be issued to the company.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Prep Sports Schedule: 4/10

first_img Tags: Baseball/Beaver/Boys Soccer/Delta/Diamond Ranch/Gunnison/Juab/Manti/Millard/North Sevier/Panguitch/Richfield/Softball/South Sevier 2-A SouthBeaver 8 Parowan 4Region 14Carbon 17 Juab 11Region 15Manti 16 Emery 1North Sanpete 16 Richfield 1Non-RegionGunnison 10 Delta 0Baseball2-A NorthNorth Sevier 7 Gunnison 22-A SouthBeaver 11 Parowan 4Millard 9 Kanab 0Region 14Juab 12 Delta 2Region 15Emery 7 Manti 2Richfield 12 North Sanpete 4 April 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Schedule: 4/10 Written bycenter_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys SoccerRegion 14Delta 6 ALA 4Union 2 Juab 1Region 15Emery 2 Richfield 1Grand 4 South Sevier 0Manti 5 North Sanpete 2Region 18Diamond Ranch 4 Millard 3Beaver 3 Parowan 1Softballlast_img read more

USS Vella Gulf Visits Agadir

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Vella Gulf Visits Agadir View post tag: U.S. Navy View post tag: Agadir View post tag: USS Vella Gulf November 30, 2017 Vessels Photo: U.S. NavyThe Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Agadir, Morocco, on November 28, for a scheduled port visit, the U.S. Navy said.As explained, the visit serves to enhance U.S.-Morocco relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting maritime operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests.U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.“Our crew is really excited for our visit to Morocco; most sailors joined the navy to see the world and very few of them have ever been to Agadir or anywhere else in Africa,” Capt. Rob Thompson, commanding officer of Vella Gulf, said. USS Vella Gulf Visits Agadir Share this articlelast_img read more

Instructor/Assistant Professor – Family and Community Health, School of Nursing

first_imgWest Virginia University School of Nursing Family & CommunityHealth Department located at Morgantown, WV, invites applicationsfor an Instructor/Assistant Professor in Clinical Track(non-tenure). This is a full-time, nine (9) month,benefits-eligible position. This position will report to thedepartment chairperson.Responsibilities include but not limited to: Master’s degree (MSN) in nursing and one (1) year ofprofessional nursing practice experience or Bachelor’s degree (BSN)with ten (10) years of experience.Evidence of current experience in Psych Mental Health NursingPractice sufficient to demonstrate professional competence.Applicants with two (2) years of teaching experience in nursingare encouraged to apply.Required to have unencumbered WV RN License by position startdate. Rank and salary commensurate with education, professionalbackground, and experience.Qualifications : Clinical teaching in the BSN programs. In addition to clinicalteaching, other formats of teaching, including traditionalclassroom instruction, skills lab, small group, and simulationteaching may be included.Advising students in the BSN program.Initial appointment requires: one year of professional nursingpractice experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Electronic submission of application withcurrent vitae, and contact information for three professionalreferences can be made at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=12077.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunityemployer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for genderequity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff,and students, and invites applications from all qualifiedapplicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics,disability, or Veteran status.last_img read more

BRIEFS

first_img ×As part of their STEM program, the sixth graders at Union City’s Saint Augustine School did an “egg drop” from the balcony in the gym. With materials (Styrofoam cups, paper clips, rubber bands, cotton balls and paper) they made a safe container to try to ensure the egg would not break during its fall. As part of their STEM program, the sixth graders at Union City’s Saint Augustine School did an “egg drop” from the balcony in the gym. With materials (Styrofoam cups, paper clips, rubber bands, cotton balls and paper) they made a safe container to try to ensure the egg would not break during its fall. Feds drop charges against MenendezThe U.S. Justice Department has dropped its corruption case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.This decision came after a mistrial was declared in the proceedings against the New Jersey Democrat and co-defendant Salomon Melgen in November when the jury could not come to a verdict.The Justice Department refiled the charges earlier this month, but U.S. District Judge William Walls, who heard the original case, dismissed seven of the most serious charges against Menendez and Melgen. Walls said the trial had shown no evidence of wrongdoing in regards to Menendez accepting campaign contributions from Melgen.This left the lesser charges of Menendez accepting gifts and trips from Melgen. Menendez’s defense team was expected to request that the other charges also be dropped.But it appears the Justice Department decided the case was not worth pursuing and dropped the remaining charges against both men.“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail,” Menendez said in response to the decision. “I am grateful that the Department of Justice has taken the time to reevaluate its case and come to the appropriate conclusion. I thank God for hearing my prayers and for giving me strength during this difficult time. I have devoted my life to serving the people of New Jersey, and am forever thankful for all who have stood by me. No matter the challenges ahead, I will never stop fighting for New Jersey and the values we share.”The case could have had serious political implications. Republicans hold a narrow majority in the U.S. Senate and Menendez faces reelection this fall.The two men were charged in a case that claimed Melgen had given Menendez significant campaign contributions as well as gifts and trips in exchange for helping in solving problems Melgen was having with several agencies of the federal government. Menendez has argued that he simply helped out a constituent.A number of local officials had urged the federal government to drop the case, from Rep. Albio Sires to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.center_img Men sentenced in connection with largest fentanyl seizure in state historyTwo men have been sentenced to state prison in Connecticut in connection with a record-setting fentanyl seizure in North Bergen last year, according to the NJ Attorney General’s Office.On Jan. 26, a judge sentenced Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, 31, of Philadelphia, to 10 years in state prison. He was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and will serve a concurrent seven year sentence on a charge of possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.Pineda was also charged in connection with the seizure of five fentanyl kilos, almost 40 kilos of heroin, and a smaller quantity of methamphetamine in Willingboro, which happened a day after the North Bergen seizure.Daniel Vasquez, 28, of Arizona, received a six year prison sentence Jan. 24, a press release said. He was charged with possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, a press release said. Both men pleaded guilty to their charges on Dec. 18.Officials seized 40 of the fentanyl kilos from the record bust in North Bergen, with the remaining five kilos seized in Willingboro.Fentanyl is known as one of the most dangerous opioids. It is 50 times more potent than heroin, and often can’t be counteracted with a narcan. According to the press release, fentanyl caused 417 fatal overdoses in the state in 2015. That number exceeded 800 in 2016.“Many lives were undoubtedly saved as a result of this record-setting fentanyl seizure by the New Jersey State Police,” said A.G Gurbir Grewal in the release.“The 100 pounds of fentanyl trafficked into our state by these drug dealers could have generated enough lethal doses to kill the entire populations of New Jersey and New York City combined. Because dealers use this super-potent opioid to boost heroin and create counterfeit oxy pills, drug users are left to play a deadly game of Russian roulette each time they give way to their addiction.” Hudson County Prosecutor uses new fatal collision unitThe Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office recently established a new Regional Fatal Collision Unit, in partnership with various local agencies.The new unit will include crime scene personnel from the prosecutor’s office equipped with the latest available collision technology software, along with a specially-equipped vehicle, an aerial drone, and newly acquired laser scanning and measuring equipment.A dedicated group of assistant prosecutors will be working with the unit and will be on call at all times.In 2017 there were 26 deaths caused by vehicle collisions in Hudson County. Of those, 18 (70 percent) were pedestrians or pedal cyclists. Due to the high rate of fatal collisions in the region, Suarez, along with police chiefs throughout the county, determined that citizens required highly trained detectives with the most up-to-date equipment at their disposal.Just one day after the Jan. 25 press conference announcing the implementation of the new unit, it was involved in the investigation and arrest of a suspected driver in a fatal hit-and-run in Jersey City.Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.last_img read more